Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday's a Good Start to the Week.

Before the rains I took this photo because after the rains they won't look this good. This is the best that this flag iris has done for me.  I had it on the other side of the fence for a few years and had maybe one or two blooms.

A new photo of the same old iris.  It seems to have more yellow color on its falls. The lean is sort of the natural view of this one plant so I didn't try to compensate it by straightening it.

Button gets me up early in the morning and my reward is to see the sunrise.  I really would like to sleep until it is really daylight but there is this trade off.  The sun now is coming up far to the left of this photo.

I gave my neighbor a planting of this and it has spread into a big planting.  I was jealous of it and then noticed yesterday that I still have it.  I pulled it from another part of the garden as a rescue and it is blooming now. My mom had this all along the garage down in Osceola. I am sure she bummed it off of a neighbor as when they moved to the house there was nothing planted there.  The deep colors of this iris are actually deeper and darker than the photo shows.

I keep taking photographic records of this iris.  Those who follow me regularly have heard this story or description before about this specific iris.  It is the one iris they first used to create the  hybridize iris.  Today they may use another source but this is the original genetic branch.  I remember this iris from years ago when I first went to different cemeteries with my family. 

I am half day working today in the English middle school room. It will be nice to head home for lunch and work outside this afternoon.  That work will be dependent on the weather as rain is being forecasted.  There is no rain right now so maybe they got it wrong.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Anonymous said...

I hope the rain holds off until you can get your chores done outdoors. You have a beautiful view of the sunrise. Harriet would get me up early to go out but Theo will sleep until noon if I did not make him get up! I always enjoy the iris photos. We do not have any at this home. We are hoping to gradually add some as we find good sales!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, I love your irises. They are all beautiful!


Patsy said...

Good day here with no rain but it is coming
very soon for days they tell us.
Happy Iris!

The Furry Gnome said...

That's an interesting 'original' Iris.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You have a beautiful collection of Iris.